BP at 25 May Predict Cardio Risk at 50

February 4, 2014 9:10 PM

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Elevated and increasing blood pressure trajectories throughout young adulthood strongly predicted subclinical atherosclerosis during middle age, researchers found in a 25-year study.

Compared with participants with the best blood pressure profiles over the 25-year follow-up (low-stable group), those with the worst profiles (elevated-increasing blood pressure) were 3.7-times as likely to have a coronary artery calcification (CAC) score of 100 HU or greater (OR 3.70; 95% CI 1.66-8...

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